Many thanks!!! to both these lovely ladies who recently sent me goodies in the post for collage!
“Bonne année” was created using a French perfume box with scrap pieces of label from a champagne bottle I shared with my family in Paris 2009
For the base I rescued some gold butter paper about to be thrown out in the rubbish
The little window shows a pink flower
Update! I took off the “I love Paris tape” as it just didn’t work for me.
This collage is on a piece of water colour paper aged the with Parisian essence, then baked in the oven.
A piece of vintage French paper old blue ticket is taped down with tartan scotch tape Ive had since the ’70s.
A cardboard typo tag, washi tape, string and ink.
I really enjoyed creating the nature collages. I drifted back to the Summers of the ’60’s when with friends, running fast on the path to the beach ,our feet would burn:) I also remembered organizing the nature table at primary school. My favorite subjects were, art, nature and social studies. I collected many of the coastal found objects items from Australian beaches and from my own backyard.
Compulsive Collector 1
Found Dromana beach Australia. Driftwood, Shell, Seed Pod, Blue found object, Paint swatch, Pen and Gesso on canvas board.
Compulsive Collector 2
Found coastal Tasmania and Victoria Australia. Crab claw, seashell, animal bone,rock, Red found object, Paint swatch, Pen and Gesso on canvas board.
Remembering Wendy 1965
Found Victoria Australia. Gum leaf, driftwood, Baby shells, found paper, washi tape, gesso on aged water-colour paper.
Nature Table 1965
Found Gum leaf, Vintage book papers, paint swatch and graphite pencil on aged water-colour paper.
My first practical day of the “30 Days of Collage” by Stephanie Levy course.
It was Melbourne Cup Day so this was an excuse for me to grab a (naughty snack attack) stash to help me along with my artplay day. I gathered all my paints , crayons, salt, tapes and began.
The first lot of images are the process using, paint with salt, glue , tape, pastel and more…The second lot of images are the finished result.
What a fun way to get a big bunch of gorgeous papers together for creating collage and books !
and a few more papers felt pen, masking tape and water.